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trailer break: ‘Doubt’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… Meryl Streep as a scary nun? Awesome. Amy Adams as a sweet nun? Perfect. Viola Davis in anything? Yes, please. And, oh yeah, that Philip Seymour Hoffman guy is here too — I hear he’s not bad… Doubt opens limited in the U.S. on December 12, … more…

trailer break: ‘Doubt’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… Heh: three gods of the screen — Philip Seymour Hoffman and Meryl Streep and Viola Davis — and one future god — Amy Adams — in a story about how unwavering belief in a god can warp your mind. Doubt opens in December.

Mamma Mia! (review)

If there’s one thing that’s clear from this revue of ABBA’s hit songs, it’s that there really aren’t all that many great ABBA songs, hits or no.

Out of Africa (review)

Like Lawrence of Arabia, Out of Africa is a story of time and place. Just as T.E. Lawrence’s tale could only have happened in the Middle Eastern deserts of the Great War, Isak Dinesen’s would not exist without the gorgeous vistas of East Africa of almost exactly the same time.

Kramer vs. Kramer (review)

I wonder where Billy Kramer would be today. Six years old when his self-indulgent, self-involved yuppie parents split, in Kramer vs. Kramer, the poor tyke is traumatized by his mother’s abandonment of him and his father’s halfhearted (at first) attempts at parenting, and even the very last scene of the movie, which is supposed to make us cheer for his mother’s last-minute change of heart, is just another example of the constant jerking around the little guy receives from his parents.